Things learned, observed around Kubasaki football camp

¬¬-- The good news: Kubasaki’s six returning football starters play where it counts, in the line, under center and in the backfield.
-- The bad news: The Dragons are still relatively young, having graduated 25 seniors the last two years, among them All-Far East athletes in quarterback Cristian Rivera and receiver Brandon Crawford.
-- In fact, the entire receiver corps graduated or transferred.
-- Which will make the battle to see who starts at wideout all the more fun. A group of youngsters, many of whom just arrived and will be around for awhile.
-- Can Tyler Smith go from being the center to under center?
-- Coach Fred Bales labels Aaron Stravers, a transfer from Nile C. Kinnick who’ll start at fullback and linebacker, as a “great get” for the Dragons program.
-- Stravers and returning tailback speedster Jarrett Mitchell should pile up the yards for Kubasaki.
-- Lucky Dragons, they get a bye in the first weekend of the season, so they have more time to prepare.

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Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)


April 18:Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer presents the fastest two minutes in Kanto Plain high school sports.

March 31: Dave Ornauer highlights Far East soccer between Nile C. Kinnick and Matthew C. Perry and talks a little about track, baseball and softball.

March 21: Dave Ornauer talks about last weekends track meet, where a Yokota runner almost beat a Pacific record and highlights a couple Far East baseball and soccer games.

March 14: Spring has sprung and Dave Ornauer is in full bloom over DODDS Pacific baseball, softball, soccer and track teams.